Limerick firm H&MV to double workforce in jobs expansion

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Staff and management at Limerick firm H&MV EngineeringLIMERICK engineering firm H&MV has announced a major investment plan that will see it double its workforce with an additional 150 jobs coming on stream over the next five years.An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, was on hand at H&MV Engineering in Limerick this Friday to make the announcement as the firm celebrated 20 years in business,Employee numbers at the market leading high voltage specialist firm will increase to 300 over the next three to five years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2015, a management buyout led by PJ Flanagan CEO and John Stokes, Executive Director facilitated the retirement of the founding shareholder.The management buyout was supported by MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland Limited who became shareholders at that time.H&MV’s management team have grown the business significantly. Turnover in 2015 was €7m and is on target to reach €33M for 2018. The company provides its services to a diverse range of sectors including utilities, data centres, pharmaceuticals, renewables and food & beverages.PJ Flanagan, CEO of H&MV, who was the first electrical apprentice to be hired by the company 20 years ago, said: “The Company plans to increase the number of Electrical Apprentices, Electricians, Design Engineers, Graduates, Project Managers, Skilled Industry Specialists and Support Staff not alone in Ireland but at our international bases. Currently H&MV is working as the principal contractor for major turnkey projects in Europe and we are ambitiously expanding into new markets and territories. We have a presence in Ireland, UK, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands and South Africa and plan to be operational in other countries in the near future. We firmly believe our success stems from the entire team at H&MV Engineering. Our core values are loyalty, integrity, commitment, working safely, teamwork and passion. It’s all about our people.”H&MV Executive Director, John Stokes said: “We have developed our own Training Centre here in Limerick and offer among other specialist courses, the only City & Guilds High Voltage Switching & Operations accredited course in the country. Our training facility enhances our ability to deliver our tailored Apprentice and Graduate Development Programmes. It provides our staff with the platform to develop their career and achieve promotion from within the organisation. This also provides our team with the skillset and knowledge to deliver our projects to the highest international quality and safety standards that exceed client expectations.”An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “H&MV Engineering is one of the great success stories of the Mid West and I’m delighted to be here today as it announces it is doubling its workforce over the next 5 years, creating 150 high quality jobs at its facility here in Limerick. I would like to congratulate the management team for growing the company and its revenues significantly over the last few years. I’m really pleased to see H&MV expanding its footprint overseas, with further expansion planned in the years ahead.“Innovative, indigenous companies like H&MV are a driving force in the Irish economy. The Government has very ambitious plans for the Mid West region. I am committed to the construction of the M20 between Limerick and Cork. Limerick is doing well economically, but we want it to do better and want it to be a good place to work, study and live, competing with Dublin, Cork and Galway. To help this region to thrive we are going to continue to invest in infrastructure, including projects which will improve access to regional locations, and which will in turn be of benefit to companies like H&MV.”Commenting on H&MV Engineering’s announcement, an Enterprise Ireland backed company, Jerry Moloney, Enterprise Ireland Regional Director (South/ South East & Mid West Region said “As an Enterprise Ireland backed company, Enterprise Ireland has supported H&MV Engineering to enter new markets and achieve its international growth. H&MV Engineering is an exemplary example of an innovative Enterprise Ireland client company that is expanding internationally and creating employment domestically. Today’s announcement is a hugely positive development for the company and for employment in the Mid West.”See more Limerick news here Advertisement Twitter Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick TD advocates for May referendum on Eighth amendment.Next articleSupergroup West Coast Funk Busters to play Dolan’s Warehouse Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash BusinessNewsLimerick firm H&MV to double workforce in jobs expansionBy Staff Reporter – January 19, 2018 6472 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSan TaoiseachH&MV EngineeringJohn StokesLeo VaradkarlimerickPJ Flanagan WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Breaking Boundaries, Creating Solutions | One Harvard

first_imgInnovation and Entrepreneurship, a general education course at Harvard, harnesses undergraduate interest in socially conscious business by allowing them to tap into Harvard Business School faculty and the innovation lab’s (ilab) resources. It brings the faculty and case teaching methods of Harvard Business School to undergraduates from a range of disciplines.last_img

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FARC Negotiations Move Forward Slowly

first_imgBy Dialogo December 27, 2012 The peace negotiations carried out by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in Cuba for a month, were making slow progress, said president Juan Manuel Santos in an interview with the daily El Tiempo, on December 23. “They are moving forward slowly, but they are still moving forward,” Santos said, even though he was optimistic that the Colombian 2013 Christmas will be celebrated in peace. “If there is good will (on FARC’s side), next Christmas will be celebrated in peace, with this conflict already settled,” Santos said. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Santos government agreed a negotiating agenda comprising of five points, and since the talks started on November 19, they are still dealing with the first topic: the agrarian one. Santos has set November 2013 as the deadline for a final agreement to end the violent armed conflict that has affected the nation for almost 50 years with the FARC, the oldest Latin American insurgency. In his declarations, the president said that if negotiations fail, “the alternative is to continue under fire for several years, as we have been for the last 50 years.” On December 21, both parties concluded the second round of talks in Havana, which will resume on January 14.last_img read more

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Undesirable bugs causes public health concern among pets

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Summer is here. That means some undesirable  bugs are back and doctors are calling them a public health concern. After seeing a handful of new cases Switzer Veterinary Clinic is helping us keep those annoying ticks out of our pets’ hair.Our dogs love to run and jump through the open fields. They’re so close to the ground, they’re just a magnet for ticks.“If you talk to people who’ve lived here a long time,” said veterinarian Daniele Knight, “we’ve never seen ticks until five years ago.”The tiny bugs are good at playing hide–and–seek. “There is a higher risk in a wooded area but we also find them in town as well.”Dr. Knight says Alpena County saw more tick sightings than ever before,”so that’s raised a lot of concern for ourselves as well as the dog.”One out 60 dogs test positive. Knight said, “that’s a lot.”Ticks lead to diseases we don’t want our pets to have so the best way to remove them is to use a tick removing device.“If you remove a tick from yourself or your dog, you do not want to crush it with your fingers, because you can actually get the bacteria on yourself and get infected,” said the doctor.Search behind the ears, neck and legs. Doctors at Switzer use blood from heart warming tests to check for three different tick diseases.“You want to be on a good quality, veterinary recommended flee and tick preventive every single month,” said Dr. Knight.We don’t want our furry pals running back to us with any parasitic friends. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Dogs, Health, pets, Switzer, TicksContinue ReadingPrevious Law enforcement teams up with Special Olympics for fundraiserNext Onaway’s Moran Iron Works receives $500,000 Michigan grant for new equipmentlast_img read more

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